Freeing life from anxiety

What would Jesus say about the pressures of modern living? No doubt, the same things he said two thousand years ago!

Peace I leave with you," Christ Jesus said, "my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27. The number of men and women in the world right now who would give almost anything they own to feel some of this peace in their lives must be in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Serenity, when we aren't experiencing it, can seem more important than food or drink. Fortunately we're never actually in a situation where we can't gain it.

If you and I want to experience the deep peace the Master promised us and so obviously felt himself, a logical way to begin would be to cultivate the same awareness Jesus had that God is all-powerful and constantly near.

A life with peace and equilibrium can be gained when we take to heart the Scriptural promises of God's ever-present love for us. We can learn to trust in Him and actually feel His constant care. This is a very natural thing to do, actually. For, as the Bible tells us, we are God's offspring. Material appearance notwithstanding, He has made you and me spiritually in His own image and likeness, and He is never absent from His children.

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Go straight for the goal
March 12, 1990

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